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11 February

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Lower Itchen Fishery  
 
8am - 5pm.
 
Cold and overcast with light snow flurries in the morning. AT never above 2ºC all day. River on the low side for late winter - with a slight tinge of colour and a surprising amount of weed growth.
 
22 Grayling; 14 over 1lb, best 4 - 2lb 4oz, 2lb 2oz, 2lb 1oz, 1lb 15oz. 3 Chub - all 3 - 3lb 5oz....


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5 February

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​K&A Canal, Enborne & River Kennet, Speen Moors  
 
​0800 - 1300
 
​Cool and Overcast, AT 6ºC. River up a bit with a tinge of colour.
 
​3 Chub: 3lb 13oz with the other 2 a couple of ounces either side of 2lb.
 
​A frustrating morning on 2 counts. The plan was for a couple of hours perching...


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28 January

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​River Lambourn - Newbury  
 
​0800 - 1030.
 
​Bright and sunny after early rain. Milder than of late - AT 6ºC. River still low.
 
​11 Grayling - all bar 2 over 8oz - biggest 1lb 7oz. 5 brownies - all small.
 
​Usual catch a couple and move on tactics. Bothered by pike in a couple of swims....


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21 January

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Kennet, Chub Trotting
​River Kennet - Brimpton
 
​0930 - 1330
 
Cold & Sunny. AT -5º -> +3ºC. WT 5.3ºC. River low and clear - very low for mid January.
 
5 Chub: 5lb 4oz, 4lb 15oz, 4lb 5oz, 4lb 0oz, 3lb 2oz. 4 Grayling - all over 10oz with 2 over 1lb - best 1lb 3oz. 2 Brownies - to 2lb+.
 
Blimey! Didn't expect that! Best...


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13 January

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Middle Kennet
 
​ ​1000 - 1530
 
Cold, with bright sunshine for most of the day and  raw north-westerly wind. AT never above 4ºC. River low and clear - despite yesterday's rain.
 
9 Chub: best 2; 3lb 7oz & 3lb 4oz. 3Doz+ Roach - quite a few fish in the 6-8oz class, 3 Dace, 3 Brownies & 2 Rainbows (all over 2lb...


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8 January

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​K&A Canal Enborne  
 
​ 0800 - 1115
 
​River Kennet - Thatcham  
 
​ 1200 - 1430
 
​Murky, mild and drizzly.
 
​Canal; 7 Perch to circa 1lb, 1 Pike 4lb 11oz.
​River: 1 Chub; 1½lb, 5 Grayling, 2 Dace, 2 Perch, 4 Brownies to 2lb+
 
​Had planned to spend all morning...


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29 December

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​River Lambourn - Newbury  
 
​0945 -  1230.
 
​Frosty with fog clearing to bright sunshine for final hour. River very low.
 
​22 Grayling; 4 over 1lb - best 1lb 8oz. 2 trout parr.
 
​Productive trotting session while Jaq hit the sales! All biggies from last 2 swim a dropped into - quite a few fish...


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28 December

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​River Kennet - Newbury  
 
​1000 - 1330
 
​Frosty and foggy. AT -1º -> +2ºC. WT 7.4ºC river very low and clear - needs some rain!
 
​2 Chub; both a couple of ounces either side of 2lb, 11 Dace, 1 Roach, 2 Grayling & 3 Brownies.
 
​Pleasant trotting session - bites at a bit of a p...


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23 December

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​Middle Kennet Estate - Nr Newbury  
 
​0800  -  1600
 
​Overcast with drizzle at times becoming increasingly windy. AT 10ºC. River very low.
 
​14 Chub: Biggest 4lb 9oz. 2 Dace: - 1 a real lump of 12oz. 4 Roach. A doz+ Rainbows - all 2-2½lb & a couple of small ​ ​B rownies....


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18 December

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​River Frome - Wool  
 
​0800 - 1400
 
​Cool, and murky! River at normal levels with a tinge of colour (more than I expected to see! 74cm at East Stoke river gauge.
 
​8 Grayling; all 'netters' with 6 over 1lb - biggest 1lb 9oz. 4 Trout: to 1½lb.
 
​Slow day in Dorset. Bites at a premium - in fact...


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11 December

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​Kennet & Avon Canal - Thatcham  
 
​1230 - 1600
 
​Cool, with milky sunshine. AT 8ºC WT 12.1ºC
 
​1 Pike; 5lb 6oz. 5 Roach, 2 Dace, 2 Bleak.
 
​Blank perch trip! Spent the first couple of hours fishing  (and feeding) mag - hoping to attract prey fish - but the only bite I had on lobs...


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3 December (pt2)

Posted by Chris Plumb , 04 December 2016 · 0 views

River Lambourn - Shaw  
 
​1045 - 1330
 
​Still cool - with cloudy breaking to give some sunshine. River very low - 16cm on the Shaw river gauge.
 
​9 Grayling; 2 'pounders' - biggest 1lb 6oz. 8 Brownies - most parr fish with a couple of bigger ones.
 
​Usual catch a couple and move on tactics - fish very spo...


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3 December (pt1)

Posted by Chris Plumb , 04 December 2016 · 0 views

​Northcroft Stream - Newbury  
 
​0730 - 1030
 
​Cool and overcast. AT 3-5ºC. River very low and clear.
 
​3 Chub; 3lb 11oz, 3lb 7oz, 2lb 2oz. 6 Perch (all small), 4 Dace & a 2lb+ Brownie.
 
​A morning travelling very light - most fish from the weirpool.  


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26 November

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​River Kennet - Newbury.  
 
​0715 - 1100
 
​Cool (5ºC), calm & cloudy. River surprisingly low and clear given all the rain earlier in the week. WT 9.4ºC
 
​4 Chub; all between 1½lb - 2lb 14oz. 12 Dace, 5 Grayling, 3 Roach, a Gudgeon & 8 brownies.
 
​Pleasant morning's trotting. C...


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19 November

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​River Lambourn - Newbury  
 
​0700 - 1100. Frosty and bright - clouding over for the last hour. River very low.
 
​31 Grayling; Most quite small but around a dozen needed the net - the 2 I weighed went 1lb 3oz & 1lb 2oz - with another half dozen not much smaller. 10 Brownies - all small save for one 2lber.
 
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13 November

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​Kennet & Avon Canal - Thatcham  
 
0645 - 1130
 
Bright and sunny. AT 6º -> 10ºC. WT 10.4ºC
 
12 Dace. 1 Perch (small), 1 Pike (tiny!).
 
Fished 3 new swims (for me), the first of the basis of some recently acquired 'intelligence'! In truth it wasn't ideal conditions for prospecting and whilst I did get a...


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7 November

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​River Frome - Wool  
 
​0745 - 1500
 
​Cool, bright (too bright!) and very breezy. River very low (lowest I've ever seen it). 56cm@ East Stoke.
 
​19 Grayling; 7 over 1lb, best 1lb10oz. 1 Dace, 9oz, 7 Brownies.
 
​ A bit of a struggles in challenging conditions - though the lure of a 3lb gray...


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5 November

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​Kennet & Avon Canal, Avington  
 
​ 0645 - 1200
 
​Cool and overcast. AT 2º -> 8ºC. WT 10.6ºC
 
​4 Perch; 2lb 5oz, 2lb 2oz, 1lb 10oz and a tiddler. 2 Chub 1lb 13oz & 2lb0oz. 14 Roach, 2 Dace and 5 Skimmers.
 
​Thought I was taking a bit of a gamble after the first proper fros...


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29 October

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​Kennet & Avon Canal - Thatcham  
 
​ 0730 - 1015
 
​Calm and overcast. AT 13-15ºC. WT 13.9ºC
 
​5 Perch; biggest 2, 1lb 10oz & 1lb 6oz.
 
​Perfect perch morning somewhat ruined by early boat traffic. Bites from the off - but after the first barge came through at 0830 I didn't get anot...


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22 October

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​Kennet & Avon Canal - Avington  
 
​0715 - 1215
 
​Cool, and overcast. AT 6º -> 9ºC. WT 11.4ºC
 
​6 Perch to 1lb 12oz (3 over lb). 3 Chub; all over 1lb - best 4lb 5oz. 15 Roach, 4 Dace, 1 Bream (circa 1½lb).
 
​Pleasant morning on this rather remote part of the canal - start...






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